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Krokodil, Soviet political satire magazine, February 1981 issue.

Large format, measures 13 3/410 ", 16 pages. Russian text. Printed on poor-quality rough thin paper. In print since June 1922, published by the "Pravda" newspaper. Circulation 5,800,000 copies.

In good condition, considering the quality of the paper used. Corner bumps, creasing, stains and rips are observed throughout the magazine but all of them are minor and do not stand out against the large format. The paper is mildly age-toned, mostly along the edges.

Incredulity was our first emotion when leafing through this issue. To see such rabid anti-West propaganda and satire, m

Large format, measures 13 3/410 ", 16 pages. Russian text. Printed on poor-quality rough thin paper. In print since June 1922, published by the "Pravda" newspaper. Circulation 5,800,000 copies.

In good condition, considering the quality of the paper used. Corner bumps, creasing, stains and rips are observed throughout the magazine but all of them are minor and do not stand out against the large format. The paper is mildly age-toned, mostly along the edges.

Incredulity was our first emotion when leafing through this issue. To see such rabid anti-West propaganda and satire, most of it not rooting in any factual events would be more expected in a 1922 issue when Krokodil began its public life. But for 1981, when the Soviet Union was so ripe for collapse, when the Soviet regime and ideology was mostly food for innumerable jokes and anecdotes, you can't help but wonder: what year was on the calendar of the editors of Krokodil?

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